Morning one and all, Ty sent in a lovely post which I will put up on Monday. You all know Ty, when she give information concerning our health and goodness, we blessed, caws she brighter dan bulb! Anyway mi dears mi have to fill oonuh (all of you for my non patois speaking peepers) pon de goings on in dis here Nigeria…hold on tight fi dis one ooooo!!
Last year in our Ifa festival which is annual and usually held for five days, big fight bruk out inna de party wid we and some masquerade people. People full de venue like lice in a mad man head, but mi dears, the masquerade dem who were there to perform ketch bad mind and began to send the rain. Droplets of rain began to come down. Now Africa rain nuh normal, and so each droplets is like a big cup a water splash. My husband was dancing and having fun, while my children and I sat at our table video taping the event and enjoying our selves. All of a sudden I saw my husband running toward our jeep and coming back with a Chinese chopper glistening in his hand. My husband is Ogun ei nuh, and he fears no one. Mi dears Pandemonium, him collar one bwoy and some strong Yoruba wud exchange, people start beg and de rain start fall in a Nigerian drizzle, which equals to American rain.
Alhaji, you all remember him with the three wives and a host of girlfriends from the Polygamy post? read here, well after they were able to calm down My Oluwo, he instructed Alhaji to drive the rain back. Alhaji did and the rain stopped. This did not sit well with the badgetten Masquerade dem, but they stood quiet for fear of challenging My Oluwo.
Well today we were on our way to our compound, when a cloud of rain burst from the skies again. My Oluwo who was driving, said “These people start again”, because since the time of the fight and they were embarrassed because Oluwo stepped to them wid him chopper and counteract den plans, they began to try him and me with Juju. They did not succeed. So now that another festival time has come around, they decided to bring the rain from early to spoil the party.
In Nigeria the way to ruin an enemy party is to send rain, if a person is not strong all the money that they spent would have gone to waste. Today is also the King of Our town celebration of sixteen years on the throne, so since our compound is in the same town as the King, if rain comes it would also affect the King. The King has his own set of Babalawo’s who are always with him, and so as if they send the rain it certainly will be driven back by the King’s men.
My husband hurried along the way to get to our compound to set up what he needed to do to drive the rain back and block these people, but as we got to our town it seemed as if the King had already done so. The place was sunny and dry.
I do not know if mi weird, but dem kind ah excitement yah mi like, lol. My husband made a stop before we reached our town and a host of Babalawo’s jumped into a jeep, all bent on coming fi mash up de masquerade dem claat, lolol.
If you see power!!…When two adversary face off and start to chant incantations, the most learned one will fall the other often times fi weeks him cyaan walk. Just Incantations. This is the power that God gave Yoruba people.
Any way I will hardly be here today, I will peep now and again, but the air is still tight, because there is a big Juju fight going on, but I am sure they are not stronger than my Oluwo. Dem outside dealing with the Cows and Goats for the sacrifice. Tonight we will feed all Orishas, so no sleep for me the celebration is on. I will come back with the updates if I get the chance.
Obara “reporter Meji signing off!
Tan and see nuh bruk nuh dance only Interference!…Jamaican Proverb
All religions are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…Obara Meji!
There are no disappointments in life only lessons learned!
Obara Meji is a spiritualist, Ifa-Orisa practitioner, and teacher of metaphysics. Since 2011 she has used her online platform to share her personal experiences to those seeking answers about spirituality. Her teachings will expand into short stories, novels, and public speaking to continue her mission of bringing enlightenment to the world.